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Confederate memorial removed from outside Maryland court

This photo provided by Howard County Government shows workers removing a confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area. (Mark S. Miller / Associated Press)
This photo provided by Howard County Government shows workers removing a confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area. (Mark S. Miller / Associated Press)
Associated Press

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – A Confederate memorial has been removed from outside a Maryland courthouse.

Photos posted on Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman’s Facebook page show the memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City being removed Monday night and placed onto a truck. The monument includes the names of dozens of Confederate soldiers from the area.

Kittleman said the “more appropriate place for the memorial is in a museum.”

Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent after white nationalists opposed to the city’s plan to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee clashed with counter protesters.

The removal of the memorial in Ellicott City comes about a week after Baltimore pulled down its Confederate monuments under the cover of night.

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